5-Point College Recruiting Checklist for High School Seniors

As a high school senior, you should be in your final steps of the recruiting process. If you aren’t actively talking with coaches, it is critical you get started contacting coaches right away. For recruits who have been talking with coaches, it can be a very nerve wracking time. By double-checking the five points below […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Senior year & Recruiting

4 Must-Have’s in a Cover Letter to a College Coach

Every College Coach is Now Recruiting Online in One Form or Another One of the best ways to introduce yourself to coaches and initiate the recruiting process is with a well-written email containing your cover letter and athletic and academic resume. Here are some tips for writing a quality cover letter for coaches. Be Concise […]

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8 Most Important NCAA College Recruiting Rules

There are rules covering just about every action that happens in the recruiting process and it can be over whelming trying to know what applies to you. One area that has many athletes and families confused is regarding the rules around communicating with college coaches. The information below is designed to help you understand the […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, NCAA Eligibility Center

The Real Value of an Athletic Scholarship [Infographic]

There has been a lot of debate about whether athletes on full-scholarships should get more money when they are on scholarship or even just get paid. While it looks like this won’t be happening this year it is important to remember how much a scholarship will be worth to an athlete over their lifetime as well as how […]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA

Get Prepared for College Recruiting Phone Calls

To get prepared for recruiting calls several steps can be taken to ensure a positive, productive, and perhaps, most importantly, legal experience. Coaches won’t be able to start calling until late in your Junior year or summer before your Senior year. If you haven’t been already calling them, then you need to get ready to make […]

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8 Ways to Use Email in the College Recruiting Process

You reach out to coaches before they can contact you. Recruiting starts in the eighth and ninth grades, but coaches can’t actively send you recruiting material before your junior year. That means ambitious recruits are getting a head start by actively emailing coaches to get  a jump on the recruiting process. Contact Other Coaches and Staff E-mail […]

Posted in Communicating with College Coaches, Sports Recruiting

7 Questions to Ask When Calling a College Coach for the First Time

Are You Ready to Start Calling College Coaches? You’ve done all of your research on each program. You have the e-mail address and phone number for each coach. Now what do you ask when you are actually talking to them? To help you prepare for calls with coaches, write out your questions ahead of time […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Communicating with College Coaches

Negotiating for an Athletic Scholarship

Getting an athletic scholarship can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your sporting career. But not all scholarships are full-rides. Often times, you are left to find an amount that is best for you and the program you are considering. It is alright to try and get more money with your scholarship but make sure […]

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5 Common Myths About an Athletic Scholarship

Myth: Athletic Scholarships Are All Full-Ride Scholarships Most athletes and their families assume that the athletic scholarships available for college are all full-ride scholarships. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Full scholarships are only available in head count sports. In the NCAA, the head count sports for men are football (DI-A only) and basketball (DI). For women, the head count sports […]

Posted in Athletic Scholarships, Recruiting Mistakes

How Academics Can Help You Earn a Better Athletic Scholarship

The competition for athletic scholarships is sky high. There are thousands of high school athletes who are looking for an opportunity to play sports at the college level, which makes finding an athletic scholarship very difficult. It All Starts in the Classroom Coaches are looking for not only stellar athletes, but also dedicated students. College coaches are not […]

Posted in Academic Eligibility, Athletic Scholarships

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